The Setting Sun: Dave Swisegood wraps an incomparable coaching career


His age to this day remains the matter of speculation...estimated anywhere between 86 to 88 years old.

When asked about it once by his boss, Todd Fox, Dave Swisegood simply responded that he "isn't about statistics"

The other metrics, however, are more concrete.

950 total wins, the all time high watermark in Illinois High School Baseball History.

A coaching tenure that spanned through seven different decades.

It's an incomparable body of work in any field; one whose resonance is magnified by the number of young lives, cross generationally, it has impacted as coach and educator.

On Tuesday, the legendary Southeastern Coach walked off the diamond for the last time...and into the sunset of retirement that comes almost 40 years later than the last of his contemporaries.

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